Tuesday, November 26, 2013

SEQC December

Date: 1st December 2013
Time: 5.00 pm
QM: Viola Rodrigues
Flavour: General
Venue: International Centre Goa, Dona Paula
Participation: Open to all, entry free

Quiz Dubai Brainbuster

Date: 1st December 2013
Time: 3.00 pm
Set by: Dr. Chandra Shekar
Proctored by: Kanchan Gatward
Format: Written, solo. 90 questions to be answered in 60 minutes.
Venue: Zuari Hall, The International Centre Goa, Dona Paula.
Participation: Open to all, entry free. Pre-registration is essential. To register, send a mail to seqcgoa@gmail.com.

SEQCm November

Date: November 30, 2013
Time: 5.00 pm
Venue: Urban Health Centre, opp. Hospicio, Margao
QM: Sanjay Parab
Flavour: General
Participation: Open to all.

St. Francis Xavier's School Silver Jubilee Quiz

Date: November 30, 2013
Time: 9.00 am
Venue: St. Francis Xavier's Higher Secondary School, Siolim, Bardez
QM: Rajiv D'Silva
Flavour: General, with some questions based on subjects covered in Std. IX and X school text books.
Participation: Open to students of class IX & X, in teams of two. Contact Mr. Yoganand Parab on 9420686371 to register and for any queries.
Prizes: 3k, 2k & 1k for the top three.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

SEQC Movie Quiz

News has been appearing in the press about the SEQC Movie Quiz. This is based on old information, which continues to appear despite our best efforts. This post is simply to announce that the Movie Quiz is not going to be held this Sunday (November 24). We will announce it at a later date, once we have it firmed up. 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

In The Zone - Final Results

QM: J. Krishnamurthi Rao

1st: Aldona Ambotiks (Anjali Sengupta, Aniruddha Sen Gupta, Delson Roche, K. V. Gouthami, Leroy Veloso, Lucano Alvares, Neha Salgaonkar, Ramachandra Salgaonkar) - 199
2nd: MADgaonkars (Abhijeet Virginkar, Ira Almeida, Julian D'Costa, Lynn Barretto Miranda, Sanjay Parab, Suraj Kamat, Viola Rodrigues) - 131
3rd: Panjim Pastafarians ( Adish Talwadker, Kunal Naik, Marc Mascarenhas, Mohnish Sardessai, Pranav Khadpe) - 82
4th: Panjim Psmartypants (Anil Rodrigues, Harshvardhan Bhatkuly, Nitish Wagle, Parind Phadte, Soham Gaunekar) - 69

In The Zone Play-Off: Content

Monday, November 18, 2013

BiG Q 2013 – Goa scores

The BiG Q for 2013 is Rajiv D'Silva, making it a hat-trick of crowns for him. The Best Open Quizzers are Kunal Naik (Panjim) and Julian D'Costa (Margao) – both participants from the School category! The Best School Quizzers are R. Samyak (Panjim) and Harsh Hegde (Margao).

Here are the top 10 scores in Goa for this year:

1. Rajiv D'Silva 73
2. Julian D'Costa 68
3. Vinod Kuriyan 55
4. Kunal Naik 50
5. Kv Gouthami 50
6. Viola Rodrigues 48
7. Ravi Naik 45
8. Nitish Wagle 45
9. Harsh Hegde 44
10. Delson Roche 42

The full list of scores can be accessed here.

Prizes will be awarded during the December monthly at the International Centre Goa (ICG) on Sunday December 1.

BiG Q 2013 scores – outstation

BiG Q 2013 was answered in three venues outside Goa – Dubai, Mumbai and Pune. Here are the scores from these venues:

Alok Mohan 67
Shafeek M 67
Krishnamurti Ganesh 65
Sapan Mehta 61
Nikhil Soneja 60
Prasann Potdar 55
Ramakrishnan Venkataraman 53
Shatesh Sunil Row 51
Zahid Rangwala 38
Sreeni Kotamarthy 35
Jagadeesh Singaram 34

Vinoo Sanjay 81
Govind Grewal 72
Anannya Deb 71
Pravin Varma 70
Anil Kothuri 68
Roshith Mohan 66
Aniket Khasgiwale 59
Nikhil Sonde 58
Saransh Verma 44
Sumeet Pai 41
Pradyoth C. John 41
Devang Ghia 38
Anubhab Dasgupta 37
Soumyadipta Chanda 36
Mithil Mehta 31
Geetha SN 23
Mohammed Khan 17
Saikat Sarkar 52
Omkar Dhakephalkar 48
Saikat Ghosh 43
Akshat Mishra 38
Kshitij Jyoti 36
Pranav Pawar 32
Anurag Danda 31
Omkar Borate 19
J. Krishnamurthi of Hyderabad, who was visiting Goa and took it under my personal supervision, scored 66.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

NWWA Inter-school Quiz

The Naval Wives Welfare Association (NWWA) is back with its Inter-school Quiz. The quiz is to be held at the INS Mandovi base in Verem, and like last year, transport will be arranged from the Kadamba Terminus in Panjim, and from under the Betim bridge for students coming in from the north.

Date: November 20, 2013
Time: 9.45 am (bus pick-ups at 9.15am)
Venue: Tarang Auditorium, INS Mandovi, Verem
QM: Aniruddha Sen Gupta
Flavour: General
Participation: For school students only, up to Std XII. Apply through the school (one team per school).

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Goa Management Association BizQuiz

Event: GMA BizQuiz 2013
QM: Rajiv D’Silva
Flavour: Business
Date: 16th November 2013
Time: 3.30 pm. The event will be completed by 8pm at the latest.
Venue: Seminar Hall, Arts Faculty Block B, Goa University, Bambolim – Goa
Participation: Open to all, in teams of two. Company/college affiliations irrelevant. No prior registration required.
Prizes: 25k, 15k, 10k for the top 3.

For queries or assistance call the GMA office on 0832-2411538 or mail to gmagoa[at]gmail.com.

ITZ Final

In The Zone has now reached its focal point. The Final will be held this Sunday, with four teams battling it out for the all-Goa Regional Championship. The quiz will be conducted by an external QM, K-Circle Hyderabad's J. Krishnamurthi Rao aka JK. There might even be more at stake than just pride. You never know! The best and baddest of SEQC will be slogging it out. Make sure you're there for the fireworks.

QM: J. Krishnamurthi Rao
Date: Sunday November 17
Time: 5pm
Venue: International Centre Goa (ICG), Dona Paula
Participation: Aldona Ambotik, Mad-gaonkars, Panjim Psmartypants, Ponda Ponderers
Flavour: General

ITZ Play-off Match – report and results

In one of the most acrimonious quizzes that I have ever seen at SEQC (so much so you could easily have imagined it to be a battle of Feku vs Pappu supporters), the Panjim Psmartypants fought off the challenge of their local and outstation competitors and squeezed through to the Final of the ITZ competition. In the Final, to be held on Sunday November 17, they will be up against Aldona Ambotik, the Mad-gaonkars and the Panjim Pastafarians.

While the Psmartypants held the lead throughout the match, some sensational developments in the final buzzer round brought both the other teams into contention with just one question to go. At this stage, chaos ensued as buzzers were pressed, rules were modified on the fly and curses were flung across the room.

Play-off Match
QM: Lynn Barreto Miranda

1st: Panjim Psmartypants (Nitish Wagle*, Anant Lawande, Anil Rodrigues, Harsh Bhatkuly, Neil Aurelio Nunes, Soham Gaunekar) – 150 points
2nd: Panjim Procrastinators (Rajiv D'Silva*, Amit Shet, Anant Sridhar Prabhu, Nitish Fatarpekar, Raunaq Rao, Sunil Sardessai, Tallulah D'Silva) – 130
3rd: Ponda Ponderers (Ameya Mardolkar*, Anirudh Shirsat, Ashwin Mysore, Raghunandan Mysore) – 110

Through to the finals: Panjim Psmartypants

ITZ Play-off Match – pix

Quiz in progress
Lynn had his hands full during the match, but his smile never wavered

The Ponda Ponderers ponder an answer

The Procrastinators debate a point

All dressed up and no place to go!

The Psmartypants showed their psmarts

ITZ Group Match 6 – Content

Saturday, November 9, 2013

SEQC November - Results

QM: Srijit Kumar

1st: C. N. Prabhakar, Mahesh Prabhu, Nikhil Shirsat, Paul Gatward, Rajiv D'Silva - 255
2nd: Anant Prabhu, Aniruddha Sen Gupta, Leroy Veloso, Suresh Narayan, Terrence Pereira - 245
3rd: Ajey Patil, Gajanan Karkare, Joel Pires, Kunal Naik, Paola Mambro - 190
4th: Ashwin Mascarenhas, Kaivalya Karkare, Soham Gaunekar, Sunil Sardessai, Viola Rodrigues - 155
5th: Astrid Vas, Lynn Barretto Miranda, Nitish Wagle, Sachin Chatte, Yash Pathak - 115
6th: Anjali Sengupta, Ashwin Mysore, Delson Roche, Raghunandan Mysore, Veenu Vas - 100

The next Panjim monthly will be held on the 1st of December, to be hosted by Viola Rodrigues.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

ITZ Play-off Match

Three finalists have already been identified from the ITZ group stage matches. The second-placed teams from each of the three groups will now go into a Play-off match to vie for the last remaining spot in the Final. Interestingly, several of our best quizzers are up against each other in this match. Will be worth watching.

QM: Lynn Barreto Miranda
Date: Sunday November 10
Time: 5pm
Venue: International Centre Goa (ICG), Dona Paula
Participation: Panjim Procrastinators, Panjim Psmartypants, Ponda Ponderers
Flavour: General

BiG Q 2013

The BiG Q, SEQC's annual solo written quiz, is into its 5th year. Aimed at identifying the 'Best-in-Goa Quizzer', the competition will be held in two locations, one each in North Goa and South Goa. It is a solo written quiz, with 120 questions to be answered in 90 minutes. Please bring your own pens and backing boards.

Date: November 9, 2013
Time: 4.30pm (reporting time); quiz starts at 5pm.
Answers are revealed immediately afterwards, with corrections done simultaneously, so provisional scores are decided on the spot. You'll be done by about 8pm.
QM: Aniruddha Sengupta
Margao – Urban Health Centre, Opp. Hospicio Hospital
Panjim – International Centre Goa (ICG), Dona Paula
Participation: Open to all, entry free. Pre-registration is essential. To register, send an email to seqcgoa@gmail.com, providing your full name, a contact number and the centre you would like to take the quiz in. Registrations close at midnight on Friday November 8.
On-the-spot entries will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis, subject to availability of question papers.
Prizes: In addition to the overall winner (the BiG Q), prizes will be given to the best score in the Open and School (Std XII and below) categories at each venue.

For clarifications or enquiries, call the respective venue coordinators – Ira 9822127995 (Margao) and Anjali 9860089733 (Panjim).